Advanced Workshops

TONi also has a series of workshops for the intermediate or advanced technician performed in a classroom setting (8 students max.).  These are offered on a calendar basis during the three semesters at The Ontario Nail Institute.  These courses can be taken individually in preparation for certification exams or just to improve technician skills.  For these advanced workshops, Nail Technicians are required to bring their own models and product to work with.

TONi Introduction to Nail Art

Here you will learn how to be creative at your desk and have some fun with your clientele.  You will be learning the basics of hand painted nail art.  Topics include: colour basics, striping, dotting, and a simple design for the season.


Advanced Sculpting (Gel or Acrylic)

Are you using the right product for the client?  Practical application of new sculpted gel or acrylic nails and perfecting your sculpting techniques.

Note: Model & Products required


Coloured Gel Art

Students will learn about coloured gels and how to use them to make simple nail art designs.  Coloured gels and tips & sticks provided. One pot of colour gel included.

Includes 1 pot of Gellen coloured gel and detail art brush


Advanced Gel Art

Students will learn and perform more complex gel art designs such as inlayed art, feathers, cut outs, 3D and more. Coloured gels and tips & sticks provided. 



Troubleshooting with problem clients and your nail system.  From “fake nails” to a natural overlay.  During this workshop you will meet fellow technicians during this Chat & Challenge Seminar. You will have the opportunity to try new troubleshooting ideas, use new products, demonstrate your individual skills, as well as advance your knowledge in this informal tech to tech  atmosphere. Tell us what you would like to see and together we will, “Nail One Down!”

Note: Model & Products required


Gel Toes

Students will learn how to apply gel overlays to the toenails using coloured gel and French gel techniques.

Prerequisite: Gel 1-5 or already a Gel technician         Note: Model & Products required


Salon Management & Marketing

Students will learn how to work in a salon environment along with record keeping, operating their own business, government requirements, marketing their salon and services, client development, service pricing and retailing.


The Speed Challenge

Are you spending too much time on your fills?  This workshop will show you how to speed up your fill time and still deliver quality work.

Note: Model & Products required


TONi Educators Program

This program is for the experienced professional nail technician who wants a new challenge.  Develop your own nail enhancement skills and learn to teach a beginner nail program.  Earn extra income and/or learn how to properly train your staff.

Please contact Ellen Flood to discuss the pre-requisites and costs for this program.


All course fees and all kits are now subject to HST.


The Ontario Nail & Esthetic Institute wants to teach students who want to learn! Private one-on-one education available at an hourly rate.  Please feel free to contact us to discuss your educational needs.

Please Note: All classes require a non-refundable deposit of $50.00 fee to reserve your seat.  If you choose not to complete the course or write the exam, payments are not refundable.  Prices are subject to change without notice.

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